3 May 2013

Lotus Caramelised Biscuits With Belgian Chocolate (Speculoos)

I love speculoos biscuits, they're a deliciously spiced cinnamon biscuit that is the perfect partner for coffee. I've reviewed a speculoos spread and a speculoos chocolate bar, so when I heard about this new Belgian chocolate biscuit version I had to give them a try. 

Image: Waitrose Magazine
It's not the most original idea, Lotus have simply taken their classic caramelised biscuit and added a layer of milk chocolate - but hey I'm sold!

Inside the pack there are seven individually sealed packets, each containing three biscuits. I much prefer this kind of presentation, it's very practical and more useful. Surprisingly each biscuit has 37 calories, meaning each packet is only 111 calories.

The  biscuits look like regular Lotus from the top, the chocolate is all on the underside of the biscuit, which is slightly unusual. Nevertheless the biscuits look great, and they taste good too!

The initial flavour comes form the golden caramel notes of the biscuit, followed by the deliciously warming cinnamon. However, it doesn't take long for the the Belgian milk chocolate to emerge from the crunchy biscuit base. There is only a relatively thin layer of chocolate but it still provides a lovely smooth and sweet chocolate hit. The combination of chocolate and speculoos biscuit was always going to be a winner and it works very well here to create a very satisfying flavour.

Grocery Gems Verdict: Lotus Caramelised Biscuits with Belgian Chocolate

RATING: 7.5 out of 10.
Buy them again?: Probably.
Nutrition (per biscuit)
37 calories. 0.4g protein,  5.0g carbohydrates, 1.6g fat.

Vegetarian: Yes, as far as I can tell. 
Purchased: Waitrose.
Price: £1.19p.

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